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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Michael's College
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

On September 1, 2016, the College officially became a smoke and tobacco free campus (all members of the community are not allowed to smoke on campus property).

http://www.smcvt.edu/news/2016/august/students-returning-to-smoke-free-campus.aspx


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 4.58 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 0.03 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 3.85 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 0.35 Tons
Ozone (O3) 0 Tons
Lead (Pb) 0 Tons
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 0 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) 0 Tons
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations 0.50 Tons

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Greenhouse Gases are calculated using the UNH's Campus Carbon Calculator, version 8.

For campus boilers - we account for the natural gas consumed each year. Additionally, we account for any refrigerant leaks in our HVAC systems and appliances on campus.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.